Joseph Adam Milutis
Explores in depth specific historical, political, or social aspects of cultural practice, such as digital humanities, the culture and the environment, or arts as cultural studies, and links this analysis to the varied processes of producing these types of cultural work. Offered: AWSpS.
Sound Cultures A historical, critical, artistic and philosophical approach to sound—-both conceived broadly in its cultural manifestations, and in selected artistic realms—-through a survey of significant literature from the cultural studies of sound. Areas of inquiry may include histories of sound technology, radio and sound art, sound and identity, history of film sound, acoustic ecology, sound and public space, sampling culture and intellectual property, electronic music, the politics of performance, and the question of noise. Readings will be both various full-length works (Attali’s _Noise_ or Koestenbaum’s _The Queen’s Throat_, for example) and selections of essays. Pending time and interest, there may also be some practicums in sound technology. COURSE WILL BE HELD ON THE MAIN SEATTLE CAMPUS AT THE SIMPSON CENTER.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Graduate seminar, round table discussion.
Class assignments and grading
Participants should expect to produce a single research paper, as well as make oral presentation(s) to the class. There may be an online collaborative component.